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with all of this republican opposition to assault weapons, he quoted president ronald reagan, right? calling for a ban on assault weapons. when he was in the white house. so they -- they may not forget but they think we're going to forget. i think you're right. we don't right? >> caller: we don't. i think more people need to respond back and point out the hypocrisy. i think you all do it but sometimes the mainstream people are so willing to accept whatever they say. >> bill: i know. they buy into this thing. again, you know, dana millbanks good friend of mine in "the washington post," he's critical of the president for exploiting the people. b.s.! of course, this is all about kids. the president said it. this is how we will be judged. these kids wrote to the president's perfectly appropriate to have them on stage. sandy, thank you so much. good to hear from you out in madison, wisconsin. rick, what's up? how are you? >> caller: i'm all for what president obama has done with signing the executive orders. he got things out on the table that congress hasn't been able to do in how many
model? who would you look to as president? he said ronald reagan. what was reagan's success? when reagan took on big issues people believed that reagan believed it. >> right. >> they thought it was sincere and he was taking them to this new place because he really emotionally connected with it and intel he can't julie as well. i think obama if he does that can really have the ability to -- >> you have written about this and also realize he has does a have a mandate. >> that's important. understanding a mandate is a lot different than saying it. democrats, liberals love to say obama has a mandate. i don't think they even believe t they should. the fact of the matter is, as i said before, first president since ice enisenhower to be elected with more than 50%. got a 5 medical yon vote margin, overwhelming landslide in the electoral college. the senate races went better for democrats. 1.4 million people voted democratic than republican for the house. there is simply no question the people went to the polls in a referendum election given a clear choice
in spending cuts. >> what about their pay saint ronald reagan? it was double digits. so bottom line is -- >> bill: i think obama's right. saying no, no, no, no. this is not something. we do not debate as he said yesterday, several times, we don't debate whether or not we're going to pay our bills. we're not a deadbeat nation. >> bill, for the listeners who may not know this and i'm sure many people do but for those who may not know, when we raise the debt ceiling we're not authorizing future spending. >> bill: good point. >> we're just paying the bills we've already acquired. we've already passed authorization bills and appropriation bills and the president signed the bill. we spent the money. this is just saying we're going to pay. okay. so like why wouldn't we want to do that? right? and so it is really sort of a ridiculous thing. i'm going to tell you, the progressive caucus, we're not against cuts. we have cuts that we think we'll go for. like -- >> bill: you've already done a lot of cuts. >> we've done $1.7 trillion in cuts. what if we did close some of the loopholes for the fo
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